Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web - 2018-05-08

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F37.png Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web May 8, 2018, Bari Weiss, New York Times

Yet there are pitfalls to this audience-supported model. One risk is what Eric Weinstein has called "audience capture." Since stories about left-wing-outrage culture — the fact that the University of California, Berkeley, had to spend $600,000 on security for Mr. Shapiro's speech there, say — take off with their fans, members of the Intellectual Dark Web may have a hard time resisting the urge to deliver that type of story. This probably helps explain why some people in this group talk constantly about the regressive left but far less about the threat from the right.

"There are a few people in this network who have gone without saying anything critical about Trump, a person who has assaulted truth more than anyone in human history," Mr. Harris said. "If you care about the truth, that is quite strange."

Emphasis is one problem. Associating with genuinely bad people is another.

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